Gurasada

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Gurasada
Commune
Gurasada is located in Romania
Gurasada
Gurasada
Coordinates: 45°57′03″N 22°36′16″E / 45.95083°N 22.60444°E / 45.95083; 22.60444
Country  Romania
County Hunedoara County
Government
 • Mayor Silviu Nan (PSD)
Area 92.95 km2 (35.89 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2002)[1] 1,783
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
ZIP code 337245
Area Code (+40) 02 54
Vehicle registration HD
Website www.comunagurasada.ro

Gurasada (Hungarian: Guraszáda) is a commune in Hunedoara County, Romania. It is located on the middle course of the Mureş River, in the northwestern part of the county, at a distance of 28 km from county seat Deva. This region is situated at the junction of the Transylvania and Banat historical provinces. Its neighbours are the communes of Zam, Ilia Dobra, Burjuc. The commune is composed of eleven villages: Boiu de Jos (Alsóboj), Boiu de Sus (Felsőboj), Cărmăzănești (Karmazinesd), Câmpuri de Sus (Kimpur), Câmpuri-Surduc (Kimpényszurduk), Dănulești (Danulesd), Gothatea (Gothátya), Gurasada, Runcșor (Runksor), Ulieș (Ullyes) and Vica (Vika).

Gurasada has a surface of 98 km2, representing 1.2% of the surface of Hunedoara County. Although its surface is not very large, an important variety of rocks constituents can be found. The variety of the landform is one of the most interesting attraction of this territory. The lowest altitude is situated next to the river, 170 m above sea level.

Gurasada is known for its churches: The church from Gurasada, the main village, is an Orthodox one, and the painting from inside the bell-tower is dated in 1765, in the 18th century, when the church was painted again. This church is situated on the main road between Deva and Arad. There are also old churches in some villages of Gurasada: the old church from Dănulești, made of wood, the old church from Carmazănești, the church from Gothatea, made of wood.

In communal area there is a natural reservation with horned vipers. There is a cavern in Boiu with a number of 27 natural cavities explored between 1976-1978. A park with very rare tree species: tulip trees, Canadian pine, shrubs and bushes, a bamboo plantation and other species, 175 – 200 years old oak trees. In this area there are two important quarries for exploitation of chalkstone.

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  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010

Coordinates: 45°57′00″N 22°35′00″E / 45.95°N 22.5833°E / 45.95; 22.5833